Now I have finally attended and I must say that it was one of the cosiest events!
Thousands of people are gathered at the Old Great Square of Turku, listening to local choirs and orchestra playing. When the church bells hit noon the city official reads the declaration in both Finnish and Swedish.
Check out my Instagram post, swipe left to hear the choirs singing and hear how it sounds like when thousands of people are clapping (with gloves on!)
Imagine thousands of people starting their Christmas holiday like this. You see happy faces (usually Finns look grumpy even if they aren't) and everyone singing the national anthem together in the end. The feeling was absolutely remarkable. In that moment, I realized how much I love living here.